Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
The freshest seafood and American cuisine in Downtown Indianapolis located just steps away from all Downtown has to offer!
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4.1
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4.0
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DianeG
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Hot Lobster Roll was great! It would have been nice to have a vegetable option for a side for the Lobster Roll. Only choices were fries or coleslaw.

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NancyW
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

First experience. Oysters were fresh. The 1$ happy hour is a great deal. Grilled ones disappointed. Moules et Frites were good. Crab beignets are a delight. Parking ...don’t try the machine on the bridge, the voucher only works at the garage exit.

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Wounddo
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Date night needs to be great food, great service and a place with that something extra. Our waitress was friendly, knew her products and was attentive when needed. Food was served hot and tasted great. Top it off by a masterful jazz guitarist to accompany a few outside drinks and date night met the requirements for another place to visit again.

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TamiH
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had heard good things and they didn't disappoint. We sat outside which is always a great option but idiots on motorcycles just had to go by as fast and loud as possible. Not the restaurant's fault. Outside of that, it was an amazing meal and service by Sydney. We had the grilled oysters and crab beniegts (sp) and they were both SO good. Our mains were chicken fried lobster (special), scallops and our friends had the lobster mac n cheese and the boom boom shrimp. We loved it all! So good and can't wait to go back!

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KorteviaT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitresses wonderful informative and such a people person. Beautiful atmosphere great staff all around

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I went here to celebrate my birthday. The restaurant personally called me before my arrival to see if I wanted to change my request from sitting outside to inside. Once I arrived, there was a sign welcoming me for my birthday at the hostess desk! They then placed it on my table when we were seated. Nice touch! Once we were seated, our waitress Tish, came over immediately to take our drink orders and offer suggestions. Everything we ate was fresh and delicious. The chef pairs interesting ingredients in each dish to have them compliment one another. We ordered Boom Boom shrimp, an appetizer, TWICE! When our meals arrived the hostess came over to take our photo and then presented it to me at the end of the night in a nice frame. Dessert came and it was Tiramisu. Amazing as well! I cannot wait to go back! My mouth is watering while I right this review. Friendly and accommodating staff. Fresh food! Customer service focused. I give this restaurant an A++!

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vipTrix435
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! This is probably our fourth time to go there for dinner.

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Lissa
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was DELICIOUS!! From the salmon, to the hot lobster roll, to the crab beignets...all delicious! I was with a group of girlfriends celebrating a birthday, but will be returning with the husband. I can't stop talking about the food, loved it!

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IndyXTopher
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding timely congenial service and fresh hot flavorful food. Very well done all around!

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KevinT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was very good. Server was inexperienced but pleasant. Definitely plan to come back.

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vipEdwardK
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Sevice was ok. Had a few errors with the salad & food.

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LindseyS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food came out cold, ribeye was really some sort of sirloin, crab beignets were super cold and basically deep fried cream cheese, service wasn’t very attentive, manager wasn’t wearing a mask or even attempting to, host wasn’t friendly, food runners had no idea what table food was supposed to go to, price wasn’t worth the meal whatsoever. Super disappointed.

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ThomasP
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and ambiance was superb!

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BrandiLynn
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

First time customer. Appetizer tasted great just a little on the cold side. I ordered the pineapple margarita but it tasted nothing like pineapple and it was watered down. I also ordered the fish and chips fish was great but the fries were cold. I’m starting to realize that maybe the waiter left the food out to long before serving it to us? I don’t know. I hope that the next time we go we’ll have a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!! Unique menu and food taste amazing

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vipCarmelFoodie
Las Vegas
36 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Saturday evening. 7p. Ok, I'm going to be as objective as I can. But, it was really a poor experience top to bottom. I thought that Pier 48 was going to be upscale and trendy but the customers onsite were the "hat backwards, tank top crowd." Lump that in with poor service and just plain, mediocre food and it spells disaster. We dressed for what we thought the atmosphere was... cool South Beach attire as I'd like to call it. We were waaaaaay over dressed. Lump in the fact that the area looked like a war zone of destruction and construction. Plus, lots and lots and lots of teenagers (basketball tourney) riding the scooters at 30 mph right by our food. Nightmare.

No cocktail drink menu. With two "no, we can't make that drink' scenarios. The food... Lobster beignets was deep fried cheese with ZERO lobster. The 'boom boom shrimp' was anything but. What it was was generic deep fried shrimp with a little drizzle of sauce on a cole slaw. Dry! Over cooked! For dinner was the lobster risotto...decent. The filet steak had zero seasoning...very bland. You could taste the grill, but we honestly debated to ask for salt. It was priced to be 5 start but 1 1/2 stars at best.

Sorry for the poor rating. Times are tough, I get that and poor reviews sting. But, you lack an identity. What do you want to be? A restaurant for anyone or a classy and trendy place for people to go?

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vipExperiencedTraveler007
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The service was slow but it was Devour Indy. The steak was not as I ordered but they corrected. I would give them another chance.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Seating was very disorganized. even though we had a reservation several other people were seated before us. Not great food. Small selection of oysters and lobster tail tarts freezer burnt

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Kris
London
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food & service were good, but all the tables were covid distanced, and there was no attempt to covid distance the waiting line, at all.

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debt
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was very good, but came out to fast entree arrived 2 min after appetizer. Server wore mask just over mouth, and came to table once without it at all. We did enjoy the meal.

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CandyS
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great! Will definitely return!

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JeffS
Indiana
41 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great DevourIndy!!

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RobT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Locally owned restaurant. The food was great and had a nice presentation. The ambiance inside was very upscale and relaxing and our server made us feel very welcome. Definitely a go-back-to place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
43 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional as was the service. All the seafood was very fresh. Outstanding value and well prepared

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here for our anniversary. This spot is our go to place. They had an awesome price on oysters. I am so glad that we spent our 6th anniversary here.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience and food was amazing and service excellent. Will be back!!

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on September 4, 2020

Thank you for the awesome review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us. We can't wait to see you again!!

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ThomasP
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience. I will certainly return again.

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MollyB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We were very excited to try this newer restaurant. We tried on Friday and were turned away because they were all booked. This made us even more excited because we thought their busy night meant it'd be good! I have to say the food was pretty darn good. But, the overall experience was made 'fair' at best by the less-than-stellar service. We waited over ten minutes to be greeted - likely a miscommunication so we let that slide. We also waited for our drinks, waited a while to order appetizers, and waited at least 10 minutes after we'd finished appetizers to even order our dinner. Our server never really checked on us or asked how our food was or if we needed anything else. Generally speaking, the service staff seemed completely unorganized and to have trouble communicating with one another. For the price we paid, the service just wasn't there and gave us a poor taste of the place. I hope they get their sh*t together because the food, again, was very good. (Oysters, shrimp cocktail, hot lobsta roll, blackened monkfish)

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Happyeater
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat outside and service was good, noise was quiet and easy to have friendly conversation with friends.

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Veila
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We went for their Devour menu, and got mini lobster rolls, swordfish and fried cod entrees, and the key lime tiramisu. We also ordered some clam chowder and carrots on the side. The mini lobster rolls were our favorite part of the meal! Other than that though, our main entrees were so-so. The swordfish itself was very dry/tasted burnt, very different from experiences elsewhere. Although it looks formal, it felt like a sports bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took a scooter tour of some of our favorite dining places On a Saturday afternoon. We love the char grilled oysters so ordered that and a round of drinks. They are always cooked well and very flavorful. The hostess was very attentive and even wished us a safe journey as we headed to the next stop.

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! So fresh and amazing! Would recommend to anybody wanting fresh seafood!

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and serving size was amazing - we will be back for sure!!

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on September 4, 2020

Lisa, we are so glad you had a great experience. Please come see us again, we would love to have you!!

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ChelseyB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I dined at Pier 48 for the first time on 8/25. The service was excellent. I took my server's recommendation and ordered the Roasted Oysters for an appetizer and they did not disappoint. The Chower was packed with calms and very flavorful. I ordered the Outlaw (bone-in pork chop) medium for my entrée. It was cooked perfectly as were the mash potatoes. I will definitely be back and most likely on a regular basis.

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vipBurgdiner
Indiana
36 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Jason & Joy and staff was very accommodating to set a table up outside for us. Boom Boom shrimp was delicious!

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on September 4, 2020

We are happy to hear that our staff at The Pier met your dining expectations; they always strive to provide the guests with the greatest experience, and we are glad you enjoyed the outside dining. The Boom Boom Shrimp is certainly a customers’ favorite. We cannot wait for you to try other items in our menu.

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KB80
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kylee and Mike are the best! Great staff and great food.

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on September 4, 2020

We are glad Kylee, Mike, and the staff made your visit to Pier 48 memorable. We are happy to hear you loved the food as well. We certainly hope you get to visit us again to try the new items our awesome chef introduces to the menu and as our specials.

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vipSpartacus
Detroit
45 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot for outdoor dining! We had a party of 8 and were concerned about dining out. Pier 48 has a large outdoor area (open area just outside of bar area) and as it's on the east side of the building, in the complete shade by dinner time. Food was incredible (first time I can recall no one getting a doggy bag) and service was very attentive and our server made great recommendations too. The appetizers were so good, we had two rounds of the shrimp, wings and crab bignet.

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on September 4, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write such an awesome review. We strive to make our guests’ visits enjoyable and memorable and we are happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back, see us soon and enjoy Downtown Indy and our great outdoor area!

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DrCraigO
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service and food at downtown Indy! Safe, open and great music on the weekend. Please take your family and friends to support this locally owned upscale restaurant!

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vipAmyC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wedge Salad and Bread pudding were delicious.

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on September 4, 2020

Thank you, Amy, for the awesome review. We are so happy to hear you loved the Wedge Salad and Bread Pudding, they are many people’s favorites. We look forward to seeing you visiting us again in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd year marriage anniversary

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Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 560-4848.

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY is rated 4 stars by 252 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.